Miniature Bridge Building Competition
Alan Brubaker, Summit County Engineer, invites you to join us for the 21st Annual Miniature Bridge Building Competition. Over the years, we have exposed hundreds of young people to the joys of designing and building a bridge. This program is a great way to engage young people in the community and build our future workforce. We have given away thousands of dollars in prizes and college scholarships. We are excited to bring this competition and scholarship opportunity to additional high school students this by expanding the program to three teams per school.
Register Your Team
The 2021 Miniature Bridge Building Competion will be held at the Summit County Fair Grounds Arena. The exact date of the competition is still to be determined. The goal of this competition is to foster imaginative design through interactive teamwork, resulting in a miniature bridge that will be judged for its load carrying capacity and efficiency. Participating teams are eligible to win this year’s grand prize of $100 per student and all students that participate are eligible for the MBBC College Scholarship.
All teams must consist of 2 or 3 students from a Summit County Area High School, Technical/Trade School or Academy. Academic and Technical Programs consisting of a partnership of multi-county schools are eligible to participate. Each team must have a teacher/advisor. A school may enter up to three teams in the competition.
All participants in the Summit County Miniature Bridge Building Competition are eligible to apply for scholarship money. Annual scholarships will be awarded to students chosen by the MBBC Scholarship Committee. Students may apply yearly for as many years as they are eligible. Scholarship applications must be returned by May 29th of each calendar year to the MBBC Scholarship Committee.
- College Freshman- $ 250.00
- College Sophomore- $ 500.00
- *College Junior- $ 1,500.00
- *College Senior- $ 2,000.00
Potential candidates for scholarship awards must meet the following criteria:
- Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in a College/University.
- Applicant must have a minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 grading scale.
- An applicant’s mandatory essay on his or her professional goals.
- An applicant’s involvement in extracurricular activities, including civic and professional activities.
- Letter of recommendation from an advisor.
*College Junior/Seniors applying for a scholarship must be enrolled in a ABET accredited engineering program with documentation verifying what type of engineering. This documentation must be included with the Junior/Senior scholarship application.
** Alternates that attended the MBBC and do not participate in the building process are not eligible for the scholarship.
If you would like more information or have any questions about the Summit County Engineer MBBC Scholarship program and process, please contact Kristin Schaffner at the Summit County Engineer’s Office, 538 E. South Street, Akron, OH 44311, or call: (330)643-8038,or fax: (330) 762-7829, or e-mail: email@example.com.
Become a Sponsor
Over the years, we have exposed hundreds of young people to the joys of designing and building a bridge. This program is a great way to engage young people in the community and build our future workforce. We have given away thousands of dollars in prizes and college scholarships. All participants in the competition are eligible for a scholarship offered by the Summit County Engineer’s Office.
Sponsorship is our only means of funding for this scholarship. We offer a $250.00, $500.00, $1,500.00, and $2,000.00 scholarships for the high school students in the Summit County area who participate in the MBBC Competition to attend a college of their choice while meeting the MBBC criteria.
Sponsorship is $600.00 and you will receive breakfast and lunch the day of the competition, T-shirts with your firm’s name, a chance to participate in the mentoring program, your marketing flyer in the program, and press exposure.
It is important to introduce the engineering and building trades to high school student in our community. Contact Tina Merlitti at 330-643-8168 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.